China Just Did What You'd Expect China To Do With 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
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-Sigh-

China.

Why, China?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, over a minute of footage will be cut from Bohemian Rhapsody upon its release in the country.

Why?

Because China refuses to show the film with any LGBTQ content.


All of the footage of Freddie Mercury kissing men will be removed from the film in order for the film to get a country-wide release in China.




The movie already received considerable pushback for "straightwashing" Mercury's character, including very few references to his bisexuality or the fact that he contracted HIV/AIDS.

This led several to joke that China will basically releasing the movie "as it already is."








But the worst part about all of this is China's continued treatment of LGBTQ people.

Homosexuality has been "legal" in China since 1997 and in 2001 homosexuality was no longer classified as a mental illness.

However, there are no anti-discrimination laws in place. Because of this, LGBTQ people struggle with not knowing if their sexual orientation or gender identity will get them arrested on a daily basis.

Censorship rules in China still apply to LGBTQ content.

Mango TV, the streaming service which showed the Oscars to China at large, censored Malek's acceptance speech when they replaced the term "gay man" with "special group" in its subtitles.


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Since being gay in China is an uphill battle, this announcement is hardly surprising.

But an international straight-washing of a queer icon and bisexual erasure once again?

Only in 2019, folks.

Only in 2019.

People Who've Survived Being Shot Explain What It Really Feels Like
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It's another ordinary day in America.

So of course that means we've already had a mass shooting or two before brunch.

And aside from the mass shootings, the number of single gunshot wounds or deaths is too high to count.

So let's discuss the aftermath.

Let's hear from the people who have faced the barrel of a loaded gun, or were just a casualty going about their day.

What happens after the bullet lands?

***CAUTION - SENSITIVE MATERIAL AHEAD - TRIGGER WARNING***

Redditor notaninterestingacc wanted to hear from the people who have lived the nightmare. They asked:

"Gunshot survivors of Reddit - What does it feel like to get shot?"
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It's never attractive to gloat.

Nor does superiority ever come off as a particularly attractive attribute.

But, consciously or not, some people speak or behave in a way that immediately suggests that they think they deserve to be treated differently, i.e better than others.

Or that they believe they simply are better than other people.

A recent Redditor was curious what sort of behavior struck other people as elitist or arrogant behavior by asking:

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There's something about the woods that creeps me out. Listen here, people: I'm a city guy. The idea of getting lost out there freaks me out. No thank you. I wasn't made for that. The rest of you who like to go camping and stuff? You do you. I'll stick with my running water.

But maybe I've seen too many horror movies. After all, if I saw some creepy stuff in the woods I'd definitely run in the other direction. And so would you, right? Right?

People shared their best stories with us after Redditor shantics asked the online community,

"What have you seen in the woods that you can’t explain?"
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We're all not geniuses.

Everybody has varying degrees of knowledge and brain power.

And that is ok.

Though some of us are really lacking in any sense and every once and awhile people like to sugarcoat that fact when they call us out.

"Bless your heart."

That's a big one in the South. Means... "I like you, but Lord are you missing marbles."

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